Law enforcement investigates Newark homicide

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Michael Wyche, 30, of Newark, according to a March 30 press release from the prosecutor’s office. Wyche was shot Friday, March 27, in the area of 72 Hayes St. […]

22-year-old man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a triple shooting that resulted in one death, according to a March 26 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On March 25 at approximately 4:41 p.m., Jumar T. Miranda, 22, of Newark, was […]

Essex County jury convicts man of conspiracy to commit 2004 murder

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County jury convicted Marvin Argueta, 37, of El Salvador, of conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the murder of Miguel Gamez, 31, of Newark, according to a March 19 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Following a trial before presiding Criminal Division Judge Ronald Wigler, the jury […]

Irvington man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a homicide, according to a March 19 press release from the prosecutor’s office. At approximately 12:48 a.m. on March 19, Anthony M. Johnson, 32, of Irvington, was fatally shot in the area of […]

Irvington police, ECPO investigate homicide

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a homicide in Irvington, according to a March 16 press release. On Friday, March 13, James A. Braxton, 55, of Newark, was fatally injured in the areas of Nye Avenue and Nesbit Terrace in Irvington. He […]

Man who killed teen in DWI hit-and-run crash sentenced to 10 years

NEWARK, NJ — Gustavo Palomo, 39, of Newark, was sentenced to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison for killing 19-year-old Jaleel McCauley in a hit-and-run car crash, according to a March 3 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The sentence was imposed by presiding Criminal Division Judge Ronald D. Wigler. In December, […]

11 charged in Newark drug-trafficking conspiracy

NEWARK, NJ — Eleven people were charged Feb. 25 for their roles as members and associates of a drug-trafficking organization involved in the distribution of narcotics, including heroin, fentanyl and cocaine base, in the Stephen Crane Village Housing Complex in Newark, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. One defendant is also charged with the murder of […]

Two arrested in connection with Irvington homicide

IRVINGTON, NJ — Lakirah Franklin Lewis, 22, and Lawrence Lewis, 24, have been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Daquan Smith, 24, of Irvington, according to a Feb. 25 press release from Irvington police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On Feb. 20, Smith was fatally shot on the 400 block of […]

Irvington police investigate homicide

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a homicide in Irvington, according to a Feb. 21 press release. Daquan Smith, 24, of Irvington, was fatally shot Feb. 20 on the 400 block of Grove Street. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene at […]

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